California’s Assembly Bill 705 focuses on maximizing the number of students completing transfer-level math and English within one year. One part of the legislation is the change in placement policies. Given the time between passage of the law and required implementation, some colleges in the California Community College system opted to act prior to required implementation in the fall of 2019.
A report published by the RP Group details the outcomes of these early efforts. The change in placement policy aligned with other efforts underway in the system not only contributed to 29,334 more students being provided the opportunity to enroll in transfer level English courses, but 18,903 lives changed as they completed a course they may not have had access to otherwise. This Points of Interest shows a substantial increase in the number of students who completed a transfer-level English course when compared to a year prior.
This Points of Interest shows that despite successfully completing a supplemental math section of the CST, signaling college readiness, students were placed in developmental math courses in community college.
Hear how Marcus Hunley, an aspiring pilot nearing graduation from Middle Georgia State University, is benefitting from reforms in developmental education within the Georgia State University System that give him alternatives and options in gateway math requirements.
Strong Start to finish supports change at scale by incubating the development and promoting the dissemination of actionable, evidence-based policy and practice about student entry to and success in their initial year of college to bring equity to education. The SSTF Solutions Network depends on the cooperation and support of nationally recognized education organizations and university-based institutes. The network utilizes 2020’s Core Principles for Transforming Remediation within a Comprehensive Student Success Strategy as its principle document to frame the mission of the network, as well as the resources and services to be provided. The purpose of this menu is to be a guide for intermediaries to articulate the most pressing needs and desired outcomes related to developmental education reform at their institutions.